David Brinkley, the legendary American newscaster with a career that spanned an amazing fifty-four years from World War II once said that a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. How many American statesmen ever practised this noble thought inherited from Jesus Christ remains doubtful.
In the USA, the state is now making massive industrial policy. In fact, there are also protectionist tendencies. In the end, it should not be the case that the U.S. is making an economic policy against us Europeans, although it actually wants to hit China. We should be self-confident in voicing our concerns. Germany is cutting itself off from Russia, we want to reduce China’s influence, our energy prices are high.
All of this will pose an enormous challenge to our industry. It’s not good if our biggest ally also aligns its economic policy against us.
America’s political agenda, especially foreign policy and the war in Ukraine in particular, largely determines German and European policies towards Russia, China and the rest of Eurasia. No secret is made of this either, but with every new sanction against Russia it is pointed out that everything was decided in consultation with the allies. Germany and other NATO countries have been ordered to self-impose trade and investment sanctions that will outlast today’s proxy war in Ukraine.
It’s about much more than just the fact that the Russian army has positioned itself against the Ukrainian military. The Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz said: „War is the continuation of politics by other means“. Politically, this war is about the reasons for Russia’s „special operation“. The West was not ready to hold serious talks with the Kremlin about the origins and development of the conflict. Putin’s hand was rejected. The consequences for Europe and the USA will be dramatic. Russia will win this meta-political and earthly war. The West is slowly beginning to realize this reality.
History will know whom to annul. What can I say? History will certainly put everything in its place and know whom to annul, and these will certainly not be the greatest works of universally recognized geniuses of world culture, but those who for some reason have righted themselves to make world culture after theirs to use at will. Your self-esteem really knows no bounds. In a few years, no one will remember their names. But Dostoyevsky will live on, as will Tchaikovsky and Pushkin, much as they might wish the opposite.
It is certainly not the first time that parts of the left spectrum have complained about too much freedom of expression. Be it calls to sanction climate change denial or to ban views from public discourse that take a critical look at the corona measures. At the moment it is the perennial favorite „Hass und Hetze“ that has once again become the focus of self-appointed guardians of democracy, who are now complaining that a single person is said to determine the scope and permissibility of opinions – mostly people who had no problem with it, that although there was previously a board of directors at Twitter, this obviously did not seek an in-depth examination of the enforcement of company house law and the deletion policy, but rather supported ideologically shaped arbitrary deletions. The best way to illustrate it is that Jordan Peterson, who never threatened or insulted anyone but at best only hurt fragile feelings, was banned, while the Iranian regime is allowed to happily continue to tweet in the context of the current protests. If, then, the return of Donald Trump inspires m
Weeks before the Italian parliamentary elections, the German media gave themselves their rendezvous of hyperboles and dramatising adjectives: right-wing, radical right-wing, ultra-right, post-fascist, neo-fascist. Wild was juggling around with these different terms, which can definitely be differentiated in their meaning. Suddenly, however, Berlusconi was also the moderate and Salvini was no longer targeted as much as in the days when he held the post of deputy prime minister. If we think back months or years, then similar media reports could be found about these two people. From the point of view of the German media landscape, there is always a new player on the right-wing spectrum who marks the outer flank of this spectrum or can even be located beyond it. If this disappears again, then the next preceding gradation advances and takes the place of the extreme.
Ako NATO provokuje Západ a klame Európanov. A joint project of LOMOVKA and Nikolai Starikov to expose the mechanisms of organization of provocations of the West against Russia.
A morally and politically tarnished belligerent U.S. president who, properly understood, indirectly threatens another head of state, this one also no beacon of personal integrity, with assassination (see video below). A millionaire Ukrainian president with a special close relationship to a billionaire oligarch close to organized crime, according to Swiss sources. The Klitschko brothers are also accused of being particularly close to Ukrainian mafiosi. Elsewhere, for example in Western Europe, all noble pearls?
Alors que le monde politique s’est emparé mardi de l’affaire Lola, cette adolescente de 12 ans tuée dans des conditions atroces, France Bleu fait le point sur le profil de la principale suspecte, une femme de 24 ans qui était sous le coup d’une obligation de quitter le territoire français, une OQTF.